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Someone won $1 million but hasn't claimed the lottery prize
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BP station manager Mike Kumar works the cash register at the station off Exit 16 on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Someone bought a $1 million winning lottery ticket from the BP station off Exit 16 on Wednesday but hadn't come forward as of Thursday to claim the prize. - photo by Austin Steele

Someone bought a winning lottery ticket from the BP station off Exit 16. But the prize hasn’t been claimed.

The $1 million Powerball ticket was sold Wednesday, May 29, at the station at 3170 Frontage Road, off Interstate 985 near the University of North Georgia. If you’ve got a ticket, the numbers you’re looking for are 3-32-34-42-61 and the Powerball 7. Lottery winners have 180 days to claim their prize.

Mike Kumar, manager of the BP station in Oakwood, said he can’t wait to congratulate the winner.

“I’d like to see if it’s one of my regular customers because I sell lottery tickets a lot here, and this is the first time I’ve seen in my life someone hit $1 million,” Kumar said.

He estimates that around 30 people stopped by his station to purchase Powerball tickets on Wednesday. Kumar said the day’s net sales from the Powerball were $591.50.

Each play costs $2 and the drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday.

People must select five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, and choose one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.

According to the Powerball’s official website, people can pay an additional $1 per play for the Power Play feature, which has the potential to multiply non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, five or 10 times. The multiplier number is randomly selected.

Kumar considers most of his regular lottery customers friends, and said he has always hoped one would become lucky.

“I’m going to have a good party here,” he said. “They’re all my family. We pray that they win.”

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An individual bought a winning lottery ticket from the BP station off Exit 16 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The winning lottery ticket is for $1 million. - photo by Austin Steele
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